Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 517: Narrow at tw100.
Summary: Jack misses the open-mindedness of his own time.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Compared to his own time, three thousand or so years in the future, the people of earth are so narrow-minded it’s almost impossible to imagine that some day in the not too distant future they’ll open their eyes and their hearts, leave much of their intolerance and prejudice behind them, and learn to love each other.
Jack misses the lack of discrimination he grew up with, where as long as all parties were past the age on consent relationships were uncensored and everyone was free to love who they loved, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, skin colour, or even species.
Right now, in 21st century Cardiff, there are still people who try to impose their narrow view of right and wrong on everyone they meet. He and Ianto were once refused service in a restaurant thanks to a homophobic waiter. They’ve been sworn at, spat on, and late one night even attacked by a couple of drunken thugs who’d woken the following morning locked in Torchwood’s cells, right across from Janet. They’d soon changed their tune.
Tonight Jack’s taking Ianto on another date, hoping this time they can avoid any unpleasantness; attitudes change slowly, but in time change will come.